Many, if not most, lawyers today share a nagging sense of dissatisfaction in their day-to-day jobs, in their choice of career, in the balance between work and personal life. Yet few have any idea how to work toward greater fulfillment. Attorney Kathleen Paukert describes her personal journey to finding career fulfillment, and shares her best advice for how you can do the same, covering topics ranging from large (how to choose a practice setting, and recognizing your lawyer personality) to small (how to furnish your office, when to lease a copier, and what bank accounts are essential).
You'll find pratical step-by-step advice on topics like:
-Creating the practice of law you desire while staying in your current practice
-Starting your own practice
-Creating a balanced environment you want to work in. Being the kind of lawyer you want to be
-Getting your personal and business finances in order
-Creating the client base you desire
-Advice for law students and new lawyers, and much much more!
Fulfillment in the practice of law comes from hard work and making the correct choices. Only you can supply the former. Let Kathleen Paukert help you with the latter, so that you too can become The Fulfilled Lawyer.
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Praise for The Fulfilled Lawyer...
“I did not intend to read this book from cover to cover in one sitting but that is exactly what happened. Filled with humor, humility, and spot-on career advice, The Fulfilled Lawyer speaks truth about how to create the right legal career for you. This is real-world, practical guidance that will inspire both brand-new and seasoned lawyers to assess and make the changes needed to be a fulfilled lawyer.”
--Laurie A. Powers, Director, Center for Professional Development, Gonzaga University School of Law
“Law is a noble profession. Whether you are attending law school, thinking about retirement, burned out, struggling to find balance and meaning in your law practice and life, contemplating a career change, or in need of an attitude tune up, this book is for you. If you are struggling and unhappy with where you are and the sacrifices you have made to be a lawyer, this book is for you. You can build a practice that is in alignment with your values and your priorities in life. You can choose to be honest, loving, and noble. Indeed, you can be an authentic human being and still build a life and practice where you find meaning, love and balance. No excuses. Get going. This may be the most important book you ever read.”
--James R. Sweetser
“Kathy Paukert's The Fulfilled Lawyer is filled with wisdom for experienced lawyers, new lawyers, and law students who strive for meaning, reward, and balance in the practice of law. Ms. Paukert is thoughtful, funny, reflective, and passionate in her mission to encourage readers to be the lawyers they want to be. The Fulfilled Lawyer includes advice, examples, and exercises to help lawyers take control of their professional lives to develop rewarding practices in any setting.”
--Gerald F. Hess, Professor of Law, Gonzaga University
“Ms. Paukert's book came along at just the right time for me. As a mom going back to practicing law after a long break, reading her book brings the prospect of creating rewarding work with a flexible schedule within reach. It is an inspiring and practical how-to-guide with just the right blend of real life stories mixed with tangible steps to create your best practice. Her voice comes through like that of a close friend who cautions against simple pitfalls: ‘do not go out and buy really expensive furniture to impress...’ and in the same instance boosts your confidence by reminding you that you made it through law school and passed the bar, ‘Clearly you are not a sissy...’ Her story left me feeling that if she can do it, so can I. I feel empowered to go out and build my dream practice now.”
“Attorney Paukert’s work, motivational yet practical and ever insightful, should be required reading for every first year law student!”
--James R. McCurdy, Professor Emeritus, Gonzaga University School of Law, and co-author of Sports Law: Cases and Materials, 7th ed. (LexisNexis 2011)